Bennett Day School News

The Three "Teachers" in the Reggio Emilia Approach

We recognize parents/guardians as the first teacher, classroom teachers as the second, and the environment as the third.

How Project-Based Learning (PBL) Prepares Adolescents for Life After School

We geniunely believe that students must be invested in what they are learning and the curriculum must be relevant to students’ lives.

How to Talk To Your Child About School

As a parent, you may find yourself in this boat: How was school today? Fine. What did you do? Played on the playground. What are you learning about? I don’t know. 

Project-Based Learning: An Investigation of Justice in the United States

During the last trimester of the 2021-22 school year, our Upper School students investigated our justice system in their project-based learning (PBL) class. Their learning was driven by these essential questions: What is justice? How does our...

Bennett Day School Named a Recipient of the Jeffrey Shields Award for Innovation Excellence in School Business Operations

Independent PreK-12 School in Chicago’s West Town Neighborhood Recognized for Learning Innovation and Development Lab.

The Power of Gratitude in Trying Times

Bennett Day School’s Co-founder and CEO, Cameron Smith, recently shared an honest message about the challenges that come with on-campus learning in 2022 and the power of gratitude in trying times.

Bennett Joins the Alliance for Early Childhood (AEC)

Bennett Day School has officially joined the Alliance for Early Childhood (AEC).

Family Project-Based Learning (PBL)

We’re kicking off a new school-wide project called “Family PBL” and we invite you to join in! 

Bennett Day Upper School Students Win Newhouse Architecture + Design Competition

Pictured above is the final drawn design of the proposed community garden.

Two tenth graders at Bennett Day, Alex H. and Jasmin H., recently won the overall grand prize of the 39th Annual Newhouse Architecture + Design Competition. Congratulations...

Bennett Day Upper School Student Awarded the Ewing-Jones Scholarship

Abby, a 9th grader at Bennett Day School in Chicago, was recently awarded the Ewing-Jones Scholarship which will support her in attending the Leadership Academy at the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute this summer (hosted at Princeton University).